An artist was arrested recently in Singapore for her 'My Grandfather Road' signs and stickers she had in public spaces. While all signs and stickers are in harmless and light humor of the local Singaporean culture, SKL0 is looking at a jail term of up to 3 years. In light of this, Stephenie Choy started a Facebook event as a way of petitioning.
The artist's works can be viewed here-> http://skl0.tumblr.com/
News of the arrest can be read here-> http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1205555/1/.html"
In the same spirit, this formal petition aims to:
1) Petition the Ministry of Home Affairs to move the charge from Vandalism to Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance).
Under Section 3 of the Vandalism Act, Chapter 341, a person who is convicted shall be punished with a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding to 3 years and shall be liable to caning subjected to the Criminal Procedure Code 2010.
Under Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act
Chapter 184, a person who is convicted shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000. A Nuisance is some who, 'without authority in the case of public property, affixes or causes to be affixed any paper against or upon any building, wall or fence, or writes upon, defaces or marks any such building, wall or fence with chalk or paint, or in any other way.
2)Petition for Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, to recognise SKL0's work as art not vandalism.
3)Inquire the Ministry of Education (MOE) to address how they can claim to expand the arts education in Singapore while allowing arrests of public art, and what message they are sending in their arts education.
"Make Local Your Focal" -- SKL0